Inspecting the artwork in GSA's collection
Whether it’s the bronze moose sculpture in Van Buren, Maine, or the 1939 oil painting of farm life hanging at the Federal Building, U.S. Post Office & Courthouse in St. Albans, Vermont, the Fine Arts Collection at GSA touts a variety of artworks for people to enjoy.
To ensure that these pieces remain an integral part of GSA’s collection, team members are in the middle of conducting the 2016 biennial art inspections, which are being held from June 1 – Sept. 1. Liz Mees, Architect and Regional Historic Preservation Officer, said “The inspections are a critical part of the work we do in maintaining the artwork.”
There are 50 different sculptures, paintings, architectural and environmental art scattered throughout the six states in Region 1. These pieces represent the culture and heritage of our country, with the earliest dating back to 1908.
During the inspections, GSA will verify the location of the pieces, assess and record the general condition of the art, confirm the responsible facility manager and identify and prioritize conservation needs and funding.
If you have not had the opportunity to travel to our various federal buildings, border stations, courthouses and land ports of entry to scope out the beautiful artwork, then check them out here!